• This will be the 76th derby between Genoa and Sampdoria in Serie A - Samp lead by 25 wins to 24, with 26 draws so far.
  • Genoa have scored in each of the last five derbies against Samp, winning three and losing one.
  • Sampdoria have won only one of the last 10 derbies played at Genoa's home ground, with the Grifoni winning four.
  • Over the last 10 derbies between these two sides, there have been nine players sent off.
  • Genoa have never repeated the same result for two consecutive games over the last eight rounds of Serie A, and they drew 3-3 against Fiorentina last Sunday.
  • Giampiero Gasperini's side are unbeaten in their last seven games at home (5W, 2D).
  • Sampdoria have won only one of their last five league fixtures (2D, 2L).
  • The Blucerchiati have lost four of their last six away games, winning only one.
  • Sampdoria have scored five goals following indirect free-kick situations - more than any other Serie A side this season.
  • Nine of Samp's last 10 goals in the league have seen either Manolo Gabbiadini or Éder being directly involved (scoring or making an assist).
  • Should he score in this game, Alberto Gilardino would reach the double figure mark for goals for the 9th time in Serie A.